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Old 07-31-2018, 06:46 PM   #1
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Default factory hood weight?

anyone have a ballpark of how much a factory hood weighs? im going to buy some gas springs for it. more convenient than the hood prop and i like them.

im thinking its in the 25-35lb range?
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also, would anyone want a kit for these? it would be in the 50+ shipping range for a set. two lifters, all mounts etc ready to go. thoughts?
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also, would anyone want a kit for these? it would be in the 50+ shipping range for a set. two lifters, all mounts etc ready to go. thoughts?
Lates 1999-2004 Acura RL hood hinges work the best. I’ve got them installed and they are amazing.
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This is the kit I used. Except when I bought mine, they were just over $30 shipped.

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This is the kit I used. Except when I bought mine, they were just over $30 shipped.


Do you have pics of the mounting points and with the hood up? Very interested in seeing some. I was just thinking to ask about this on the board other day since I've been playing with the AC and exhaust manifold and both are on the hood prop side of the engine bay. I've also seen hood strut conversions that make certain jobs more difficult than with a hood prop.
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part of me doesnt like those ones. I have an accord with the same setup. I want to lifters to reach a little further towards the front of the hood so they dont have to be as forceful.

however thats not a bad price and i would be interested in seeing how you mounted them.
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That is a good point too. I've seen gas struts mounted to hoods not designed for them cause them to crease. An Acura RL is sure to have a longer hood than a Hardbody, so it's possible the above kit will reach further forward.


I have a loose hood, but it and my postal scale are not in the same place. I will try to get them to coincide and get you a weight. $50 sounds fair to me for struts, brackets, and hardware. I think I paid about $30 for a pair of gas struts for my camper shell window, which I thought was cheap because when I tried to get some from AutoZone or PepBoys it was double that.


That $19 kit is cheap enough to order and figure out how to get it to work too.
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